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Liaison Susan Dorward
Submission Date April 14, 2015
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Raritan Valley Community College
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Susan Dorward
Sustainability and Energy Coordinator
Facilities and Grounds
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Number of students who graduated from a program that has adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
184

Total number of graduates from degree programs:
1115

A copy of the list or inventory of degree, diploma or certificate programs that have sustainability learning outcomes:
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A list of degree, diploma or certificate programs that have sustainability learning outcomes:

Biology, A.S.
Chemistry, A.S.
Environmental Studies, A.A.
Environmental Science, A.S.
Environmental Control Technology, A.A.S.
Business Administration, A.S.
Business Management, A.A.S.
Liberal Arts in Business, A.A.
International Business Option in Business Administration, A.S.
International Business Option in Business Management, A.A.S.
Management Information Systems Option in Business Administration, A.S.
Marketing Option in Business Administration, A.S.
Marketing Option in Business Management, A.A.S.
Engineering Science, A.S.
Human Services, A.A.S.
Human Services/Pre-Social Work, A.S.
Human Services, Certificate of Completion
Liberal Arts – Women & Gender Studies Option, A.A.
Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Treatment, A.S.


A list or sample of the sustainability learning outcomes associated with degree, diploma or certificate programs (if not included in an inventory above):

Environmental Studies:
Environmental Studies is an interdisciplinary major designed
to teach students to examine environmental issues from a broad
range of perspectives and analytical methods. Approximately
half of the coursework will consist of classes in the biological
and physical sciences, to learn about the basic patterns and
processes that govern the natural world, and the effects of
human actions on it. The other half of classes will consist of
courses in the humanities and social sciences (e.g., sociology,
anthropology, philosophy, history, economics) in order to better
understand the complexities of these human dimensions of
contemporary environmental issues. With this broad range of
tools and perspectives, students will learn to analyze the human
and other causes of modern environmental problems, as well as
to devise strategies and solutions to address them. Students will
also be encouraged to focus on a particular subject area of his
or her interest (e.g., social sciences, humanities,
communications and languages, education, fine arts,
economics, etc.).
Graduates are able to:
• demonstrate awareness of local and global environmental
problems and efforts taken to address them
• apply concepts and skills learned in the sciences, liberal arts,
and other fields of study to real-world environmental issues
• demonstrate skills in literature research, debate and
discussion, oral presentation and scientific techniques and
methodologies
• demonstrate awareness of specialization, career and
employment opportunities in the field of environmental
studies

Environmental Science:
The program provides a comprehensive understanding
of the functions of local and global ecosystems and
examines how they are affected by human activities.
Students consider scientific evidence demonstrating how
human activities threaten many ecosystems, and they
critically study alternatives to present practices.
The Environmental Science program trains students to
examine the impact of man on the environment from
sociological, political and economic viewpoints.
Graduates are able to:
• apply concepts and implement the skills learned in the
sciences, mathematics and humanities to real-world
environmental issues
• demonstrate skills in literature research, debate and
discussion, oral presentation and scientific techniques
and methodology
• demonstrate awareness of local environmental
problems and efforts
• demonstrate awareness of specialization, career and
employment opportunities in the field of
environmental science

Links to all program learning outcomes are at http://www.raritanval.edu/about/programs.html


The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability learning outcomes is available:

Business degrees require BUS111, which teaches business ethics and social responsibility.

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